The Los Angeles Angels won a wild one on Wednesday, hammering four home runs and scoring six runs in the top of the 10th to defeat the Boston Red Sox 10-5 at Fenway Park.
That win put the Halo record at 16-10, leading the American League West by 1.5 games over the second place Houston Astros (14-11).
Going deep for the Orange County team were Max Stassi, Anthony Rendon, Taylor Ward and Jared Walsh, who ended up with four RBIs. The Angels had only eight hits but timed them just right, going five-for-10 with runners in scoring position.
Reid Detmers made the start and lasted 4.2 innings, giving up four hits and three runs. He walked two and struck out two. The win went to Ryan Tepera (1-0) in relief.
The Angels and Red Sox (10-15) will continue their series on Thursday.
Dodgers cut Giants down to size, 9-1
In the latest installment of the West Coast’s oldest baseball rivalry, the Los Angeles Dodgers got the upper hand emphatically with a 9-1 win at home Wednesday over the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants (14-10) got an early lead with a second inning solo home run by Brandon Crawford, but it was all Dodgers after that. Mookie Betts and Max Muncy each homered as the home team pulled away.
Tony Gonsolin (2-0) pitched a solid five innings, giving up three hits, and one run. He struck out five and walked one.
The Dodgers take off to Chicago now and play the Cubs in an 11:20 a.m. game on Friday.
Preps: Cavaliers win wild card contest
Santiago High’s baseball team won its Division 7 wild card game and advances to the first round of the CIF-SS playoffs on Friday.
The Cavaliers (now 13-11) defeated St. Monica Catholic 7-6 and will visit Calvary Chapel/Downey (11-15-1), champs of the Academy League.
Here are other CIF-SS playoffs results involving area teams.
- Aliso Niguel 3, Edison 2
- Diamond Bar 16, Huntington Beach 2
- St. Margaret 11, Bolsa Grande 7
- Magnolia 9, Fullerton 9 (Magnolia advances)
- Rancho Alamitos 11, Jurupa Valley 7
- Western 14, Chino 5
- Summit 10, Garden Grove 8
- Westminster 12, Valley Christian 6
- San Juan Hills 16, Huntington Beach 7
- Great Oak 10, Edison 3.